Game of Thrones – Best Hotels for Fans
The acclaimed movie saga “Game of Thrones”, an adaptation of George Martin’s series of books “A Song of Ice and Fire,” was shot in many countries – Ireland, Italy, Spain, Croatia and other states played their roles, turning on screens into fantastic kingdoms of Westeros. Part of the buildings, scenery and landscape elements that are shown in the film, of course, are computer graphics, but many places really exist in the real world, and you can not only see it with your own eyes, but also visit it in person.
Therefore, a new type of tourism has recently been very popular among fans of the series – travel to the locations of the filming of the Game of Thrones, during which tourists discover a real hunt for fragments of the seven kingdoms scattered around the world.
Do you also want to visit the Royal Harbor, take a picture in the garden of the Solar Spear castle, from which the Martells ruled the Dorn, or go explore the Iron Islands? We’ll show you where to stay during your trip to the locations of the Game of Thrones!
Visit Royal Harbor
Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Recommended hotel: Villa Dubrovnik 5 *
The famous capital of Westeros, the Royal Harbor, in real life bears the name Dubrovnik. The beautiful old town in Croatia, located on the Adriatic coast, has become a platform for filming most of the scenes with the capital of the Seven Kingdoms, and the Lovrienac Fortress has turned into a Red Castle. There are many attractions in Dubrovnik, and it is very interesting to find among them the places familiar from the episodes.
Want to enjoy Royal Harbor every morning from your window? Stay at the Villa Dubrovnik 5 * hotel, and you will definitely not regret your choice! An excellent hotel complex in Dubrovnik, located on the rocks, offers its guests the most comfortable accommodation conditions, spacious rooms and excellent service. Beautiful views of Dubrovnik can be enjoyed from the rooms, from the pool and from the restaurant terrace.
Location: Seville, Spain
Recommended hotel: Alfonso XIII 5 *
You can see Dorn in reality in Seville – it was this city that played the role of the magnificent capital of Dorn, the Sun Spear and the Shady city. Moorish arcades and lush gardens, the exotic of the southern state, lazily basking in the sun – this is where you can fully experience the atmosphere of the southern kingdom of Westeros.
Located in Seville, Alfonso XIII 5 * hotel is the best place to indulge in a serene vacation worthy of the princes and princesses of the Martell House. The luxury hotel was built by order of King Alfonso to accommodate the VIP guests of the 1929 exhibition, and today the guests of this hotel are waiting for truly royal luxurious accommodation, worthy of those close to the royal court. Fans of “Songs of Ice and Fire” will be able to enjoy the atmosphere here in the style of the Dorn Palace and truly luxurious relaxation conditions.
Visit the Iron Islands
Location: Ballintoy, Northern Ireland
Recommended hotel: Bushmills Inn
If you want to visit the legendary Iron Islands located in the Gulf of Iron People – you are in Northern Ireland. A harsh land with rocky landscapes and lead sea waves shown in the movie saga, in the real world – Ballintoy harbor, a picturesque fishing village in which became Lordport on the screens.
You can stay nearby at the Bushmills Inn (located about twenty minutes from Ballintoy) – the hotel is housed in an old coaching inn, which hosted its guests back in the 1600s. In this hotel you will find comfort, excellent accommodation conditions, delicious food, strong alcohol from local distilleries. There is a lot of ancient surroundings, but not too much – just enough to feel the unsurpassed color of Old Ireland and the spirit of the most severe region of Westeros, without denying yourself the usual comfort and level of service.
Visit the Black Castle
Location: Mageramorne Quarry, Northern Ireland
Recommended hotel: Ballygally Castle Hotel 4 *
Also in Northern Ireland you can see another key place of the “Game of Thrones” – the Black Castle of the Night Watch. The abandoned limestone quarry of Mageramorne received a chance for a second life in 2014, when the film crew came here and the warehouse buildings turned into Night Watch barracks.
Of course, for travelers traveling to the locations of the shooting of their favorite series, we suggest not staying in these “barracks”, but in a quite worthy hotel complex located nearby – in the Ballygally Castle Hotel. Two pleasant bonuses are waiting for you at this hotel: firstly, the hotel is located in a small castle built in 1625, shrouded in secrets and legends about ghosts, and secondly, here you will find an original afternoon tea in the style of “Game of Thrones” – the appropriate entourage and an unusual menu, which includes Sansa Stark lemon cakes and small dragon eggs.